By Kees Stigter (auth.), Kees Stigter (eds.)
This compendium first stories nearby operational functions of agrometeorology within the kind of case reviews of agrometeorological prone and knowledge. those providers arrange farmers of alternative source of revenue degrees for severe climate and weather occasions and for using climate and weather “windows of chance” below stipulations of a altering weather. as a consequence extensive fields of program are coated akin to vegetation (monocropping and a number of cropping, for which points of soils, pests, illnesses, water, fertilizers and labour are mentioned, in as far as they have interaction with agrometeorological factors), forestry, agroforestry, farm animals, and fisheries. those fields are handled in a manner that the contents shape the bedrock fabric for institution, development, extension and updating of agrometeorological companies and data lower than those altering stipulations. Operational supportive tools are ultimately reviewed and exemplified via case reports in their functions within the above pointed out fields, in ways on the topic of real challenge fixing in agricultural creation. This compendium additionally desires to create a renaissance within the instructing (that is education/training/ extension) of utilized agrometeorology in any respect degrees, in the direction of the livelihood of farmers and different growers.
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Lead author of a book on the TTMI-Project (1995). Involved in evaluation and other missions in higher education and institutional matters, including invited lectures, in 17 African countries from 1969 till the present: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Most recent visits: to the Sudan in 2005, to South Africa in 2006 and 2008 and Lesotho in 2008. Subject expert (1988–1991) and project management consultant (1991–1993) for FAO/WMO/UNDP/ICAR in establishing the Centre for Advanced Studies in Agricultural Meteorology (CASAM), Pune, India.
Motha and Murthy 2007). Advices based on the outcome of response farming exercises, from sowing window to harvesting time, using recent climate variability data and statistics or simple on-line agrometeorological information from an operational group of agrometeorologists assigned this duty, become again agrometeorological services. But only so when obtained together with inputs and assessments from farmers or intermediaries between these products and the users. It is our experience that the organizational power of such operational groups and their communication with these intermediaries or direct users are the crucial factors in these matters and demand for financial as well as scientific backing, locally as well as internationally.
I. In addition to all the cases collected in this book, there is need for more papers and books in that direction as well. In such works and again in agrometeorology in general, systematic and standardized data collection should cover here (i) the issuing, absorption and use of climate forecast information in agricultural production, (ii) agro-ecosystems and (iii) (changes in) awareness on increasing climate variability and the elevating risk, again in line with Sect. 1. This will also here assist a lot in policy design features and in designs of agrometeorological services in these issues under coping with climate variability and climate change.